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May 15, 2008  3:50 PM

Has Oracle misled us about 11g?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle development

Is Oracle 11g not yet as successful as we may have been led to believe? According to Pythian Group CEO Paul Vallee, the answer is yes. Vallee claims his research shows that Oracle 11g is being adopted at slower...

May 7, 2008  10:12 AM

What’s OAUG making at the “Knowledge Factory”?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

I recently wrote about a post by Infoworld blogger Sean McCown, who argued that the real difference between Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle is the accessible community that...


April 29, 2008  10:52 AM

Oracle builds on database lead



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

The RDBMS market grew about 12% in 2007, with Oracle once again emerging as the market's top vendor. According to the "Worldwide...

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April 25, 2008  1:27 PM

Documenting an 11g upgrade



Posted by: Barney Beal
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

An upgrade to Oracle 11g (or any database upgrade for that matter) requires careful attention to planning and documentation, as Maria Anderson pointed out in her session on upgrading to...

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April 17, 2008  2:30 PM

Eating a whale sandwich — a real-life Fusion roadmap



Posted by: Barney Beal
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

I caught an interesting session this week at Collaborate with Floyd Teter, who's with the Jet Propulsion Lab, a bunch of scientists in Pasadena, Calif. working for NASA.

Teter's...


April 16, 2008  11:35 AM

CaSe SEnsITive PasSWoRds and other Oracle 11g features



Posted by: Barney Beal
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Last year, much of the attention at Collaborate focused on new features coming in database 11g. Now that it's been released and digested by early adopters and beta testers, people are...


April 15, 2008  3:28 PM

Phillips slams SAP, brags about databases at Collaborate ‘08



Posted by: Barney Beal
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle may not be done yet. In his opening keynote address at Collaborate '08 here in Denver, Oracle president Charles Phillips outlined Oracle's strategy to dominate the database, middleware and applications markets. The database market seems to be well in hand. To applause from the audience,...


April 9, 2008  8:59 AM

Is Yahoo the next PeopleSoft?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Last month I posted about a New York Times article in which Larry Ellison touted Oracle's acquisition strategy. He wondered why more companies didn't follow in his footsteps by pursuing...


April 1, 2008  4:13 PM

The Oracle security debate



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle DBAs:  To what do you attribute problems with Oracle security?

a.) poorly designed software
b.) failure to apply  patches and maintain software
c.) lack of financial resources
d.) all of the above

This question has recently made a small stir in the...


March 24, 2008  10:15 AM

Is the SQL community more open than the Oracle community?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Blogroll, Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

InfoWorld blogger Sean McCown recently had his say in the Oracle vs. Microsoft SQL Server debate -- and some Oracle users aren't too happy about it. In "The real difference between SQL Server and Oracle,"...


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